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Geneva Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Snorkels from Geneva

FWD Seagrave 75' Snorkel

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75' Snorkel on a Pierce Arrow chassis

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Geneva Fire Department History

This from Drew Smith:

I was a contract FF/PM at the Geneva FD from 12/1/82 until 11/30/89. While I was there I organized this live fire exercise sometime between 1985 and 1988. The location was the east side of Kirk Road north of IL Route 38. At that time the intersection and adjacent area was just beginning to become developed.

In the group shot you can see the current fire chief, Steve Olson, in the red helmet on the left end of the second row. Current deputy chief Jerry Koster is in the red helmet second from the right end of the second row. Then-fire chief Frank Johnson is in the white T-shirt front and center. All of the other officers in red helmets are since retired. Several others pictured currently serve with other west suburban FDs such as Batavia, Carol Stream, Oak Park, Saint Charles, and Naperville.

Drew Smith

Deputy Chief

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

group shot of firefighters fireman silhouetted by fire Geneva Fire Department training exercise circa 1986

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